Category Archives: Health

Pressing on…

It’s been a while since I posted a blog on here, but I think it’s time I pressed it back into service. I’m 45 now and it’s not sitting easily with me.  It’s not that I’m having trouble being a year older, I’m … Continue reading

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What’s next…

November 18th 2010 was a very special day for me.  It was the day I decided that I couldn’t cope with having to use a CPAP machine to manage my sleep apnoea anymore and it was time to do something … Continue reading

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Surgery Part 2: Knowing My Limits

24 hours since surgery and I’m discovering what an abdomen encased in a restrictive binder can do.  Not much. A woman in a binder eh…?  Don’t tell Mitt 😉 All credit to the Doctors on the Plastic Surgery team they … Continue reading

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Surgery Part 1: Cut Here

Last Friday, 3rd May I had an ‘Inverted T Abdominoplasty.’  It’s been five days since surgery so what’s been my experience? In the weeks leading up to surgery all I could really think about was what needed to be done … Continue reading

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This was never about a bikini

All being well I am having surgery on Friday. Seven stone (100lbs) weight loss leaves a legacy and thanks to the generosity of my local Primary Care Trust, they have agreed to fund an abdominoplasty, which is the removal of … Continue reading

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The Food Files: Part 4 – Who are you and what have you done with Fatso?

In the fourth part of my series on food and eating difficulties, today’s all about when the best happens and you finally do get that voice to break its hold on you.  I suppose in some people’s eyes, writing about … Continue reading

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And she slept happily ever after. Yeah, right…

Sleep and I have never been happy bedfellows. There’s nothing more galling than going to bed at a reasonable hour, having followed all the recommendations for a good night’s sleep, (have a bath, avoid computers, etc.); only to find in … Continue reading

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Can they fix it? Yes they can!

It’s Cleft Lip and Palate Awareness Week.  These awareness events usually pass me by, but here’s one I can get behind because it affects our family.  Our daughter was born with a cleft lip and this is our experience of … Continue reading

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There’s no going back now!

After a year of expecting to wake up back at eighteen stone again, I’ve put the last piece of my new life in place… Well, that’s it, I’m done.  Every last vestige of my old life is now consigned to … Continue reading

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Book Therapy

Research has found that one of the most powerful things we can do in recovering from depression is to read a book.  They mean the self-help books, but I can find great therapeutic qualities on p130 of the hardback edition … Continue reading

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